Daucus L.

Fruit and ovary densely prickly Daucus
Umbellules 1–6-flowered; umbels with 2–5 unequal rays, terminal or in whorls along the stem. Mature fruit 4–5 mm long. Erect annual up to 20 cm high. Widespread in a variety of communities. Fl. spring–summer. Native Carrot Daucus glochidiatus
Umbellules more than 6-flowered; umbels usually with more than 6 regular rays, terminal. Mature fruit 3–4 mm long. Coarse, erect herb up to 150 cm high. Coast and Cumberland Plain. Waste places. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring–autumn. Wild Carrot Daucus carota